Conah Walker vs. Jack Ewbank
Wolverhampton Boxing Club, Wolverhampton, England 1/10/21
Conah Walker put Jack Ewbank to the sword inside a round in Wolverhampton last night.
‘The Wolf’ made light work of Ewbank in a change to BCB Promotions’ main event as they continue to go from strength to strength.
Walker was due to defend his Midlands Area Welterweight Title against Jamie Stewart only for the Stoke man to be informed of an issue with his brain scan on Wednesday.
The previously unbeaten Ewbank was drafted in at short notice as both he and Walker put their “0’s” on the line.
It was Walker who kept his as he moved to 10-0-1 with Ewbank moving out to 4-1 after a one sided affair.
26 year-old Walker started like a train and put his Kent based opponent on his backside with almost his first punch.
Walker didn’t give his opponent time to settle and a flurry of spiteful shots soon saw Ewbank touch the canvass once again.
Looking visibly shocked, Ewbank looked to his corner as if to question what he was doing in the adrenaline fuelled Hangar Events Centre in the beating heart of Wolverhampton.
The 31 year-old was sent back out but didn’t last long under another barrage of shots which led to the towel being thrown in after two minutes and seven seconds of the opening stanza.
It was impressive and spiteful from Walker, trained by Richie Ghent, who appeared to revel in the white-hot atmosphere.
Elsewhere on the packed card four debutants were in action; all from Richie Carter’s Wolverhampton Boxing Club.
Bloxwich’s Lewis Morris boxed well against the always tricky Reiss ‘Showy’ Taylor. With an obvious height advantage, Morris actually found it difficult to land cleanly on Taylor but stayed disciplined throughout to earn a 40-36 win over four rounds.
Cannock’s Ollie Cooper also recorded a shut out win on his pro bow as he kept Kevin McCauley quiet in what was his opponent’s 241st outing.
Jermaine Osbourne-Edwards’ army of fans nearly brought the house down as ‘The Caveman’ made his long awaited pro debut. MJ Hall was in the opposite corner but Wolverhampton l’s Osbourne-Edwards stayed disciplined and again picked up a 40-36 win.
Wednesfield’s Alex Round was arguably the most impressive of the four debutants on show as he put Bloxwich’s Kearon Thomas to the sword to record a shut out win over four rounds.
Darlaston’s Ethan Collins, who only turned professional three weeks ago, was back in action and followed up that impressive display with another accomplished performance against the teak tough Des Newton. Collins threw the kitchen sink at Newton who, to his credit, took the lot but succumbed to a 40-36 loss.
Completing the card was Wolverhampton’s Kirstie Bavington who took on Stoke debutant Beccy Ferguson. In a slugging affair, Bav came out 60-55 victor.
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